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Annerys Victoria Vargas Valdez

One player going places

At 23-year’s of age Annerys Vargas has big things ahead of her.

The 193cm middle blocker is one of the tallest players in the Dominican Republic side but not only that, she is one of the most exciting players to have donned the Dominican Republic Volleyball jersey. With over 120 caps to her name, she is by no means a beginner on the international stage but she still brings an enthusiasm and determination to the Volleyball court, which is infectious and obvious to everyone from her team mates to the fans.

Vargas enjoyed a wonderful spring playing in the Puerto Rican League earlier in 2005 and the slender Dominican expects her star to continue shining in the 2005 World Grand Prix.

“Definitely the extensive playing time in Puerto Rico was a big help in my development as a player,” said Vargas. “I am more mature and looking forward to the competition in this special tournament.”

Vargas, who has superb blocking ability, also considers the World Grand Prix as an exhibition window for all the participating players.

“The World Grand Prix has huge TV exposure and is followed around the world, so it is a good opportunity for the players to display their talent and capture attention,” she added. “Culturally I see the World Grand Prix as a vehicle of union among the players and also a link with the fans in the different countries we visit.”

Vargas wants to improve her performance in respect of last year’s campaign and that is also her feeling about the Dominican Republic team, who finished in 12th place out of 12 teams in 2004.

“This will be our second year of participation,” she said. “Last year we got only one victory (over Poland) and definitely we are going to be determined to take another step further this year.”

 

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Personal Data

 
 
Shirt No: 1
Age: 37
Height: 196 cm
Highest Spike: 327 cm
Highest Block 320 cm
National Selections
OG: 11 WCH: 45  Others: 220
Actual Club:
Seleccion Nacional

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*   “The World Grand Prix has huge TV exposure and is followed around the world, so it is a good opportunity for the players to display their talent and capture attention,”

“Culturally I see the World Grand Prix as a vehicle of union among the players and also a link with the fans in the different countries we visit.”

“I am more mature and looking forward to the competition in this special tournament.”
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